Tried to update earlier today but cell coverage was down. At 1:23 PST we did a crew shift change..Jess and Ken W. went out with Darren and at that point they were at mile 20. Darren was doing well and a little ahead of schedule. He was eating and drinking a lot and according to plan. He was also sticking to his plan of running 4 mins/walking 1 min to make sure he didn't go out too fast. Both crews are staying hydrated as well. The wind was very strong but it was a tail wind so that was helping Darren a lot. The flip side of that is that the wind combined with the heat was making it very easy to dehydrate so we are keeping a close eye on his fluid intake through our log to make sure he drinks enough. Darren changed his shoes at mile 17 at Furnace Creek just to get a different feel for his feet. Our next shift change will be when Darren reaches Stove Pipe Wells which should be around 7:00 pm PST and then me, Ken K. and Audrey will take over till around 2:30 a.m. We have all our reflective gear and head lamps ready to go. Will try to post some pics soon.
Jess will try to update when she can later tonite...stay tuned..:)